I was approached by a president of a home-owner association to give a bid on lawn service for a sub-division. I think the total sq. footage was something like 10,000 to mow and fert. This is for the entrance and exit common areas for the sub-division. They also need mulching done, edging and pruning. The company who does it now is a large outfit. I was given a copy of the current companies bid form to let me know what all needed done. I was amazed at the price they were charging to mow and for other services. They are charging $700 2 x per month just to weed beds, not including the $150 per cut to mow. Myself and my partner could mow, trim, and weed the beds in about 1.5 hrs. It seems like highway robbery at what this company is charging. I mean $700 to do a 1 hr job. That is insane. My question is, how can companies charge like this and get away with it. I have ran into this before. Am I missing something or is this just ridiculous pricing? Is there a big difference in pricing when it comes to commercial or bidding for a home owners assocciation?